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Valerie Young
Worked at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Attended McGill University
Lives in St-Eustache, QC
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Ideas For A Calm And Happy Classroom
Teachers are always looking for new classroom management strategies. It doesn't matter how long we've been teaching. We're always looking to improve our classroom "vibe" and we work hard to try different strategies in order to find the ones that work best f...
Teachers are always looking for new classroom management strategies. It doesn't matter how long we've been teaching. We're always looking to improve our classroom "vibe" and we work hard to try different strategies in order to find the ones that work best for us and our students.
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Reading Fluency & Comprehension
Hi everyone, My little learners have been working SO hard on their reading these past few months and I am VERY excited to show what what they have been up to! I have quite a few struggling readers this year so I made these fun fluency phrases for my guided ...
I have quite a few struggling readers this year so I made these fun fluency phrases for my guided reading groups. We start each page with the "get ready" box at the top. This box contains the sight words that will appear in the progressive phrase. We read them 3 times, to make sure we can ...
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Plant Experts
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we are becoming plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. We have been very busy botanists in ...
We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we are becoming plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. We have been very busy botanists in my class! Take a look at what we worked on so far.
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Plants Unit
Hi everyone, I have been working SO hard on my newest non-fiction unit  and I am FINALLY ready to show it off! YAY!! I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start...
I just LOVE teaching about plants every year... I think it is my FAVORITE thing to teach! I look forward to spring every year, just to start teaching my students about plants. Kids love to learn about how seeds grow, what they need to grow, and how to care for them! Problem is, I always struggle ...
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Penguins Art Projects
Hi everyone, Before our winter break, I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook. Lots of you have asked me how we made them, so here it is! I wanted to make a penguin craft before we left for the holidays because I knew we would be starting our pengui...
I wanted to make a penguin craft before we left for the holidays because I knew we would be starting our penguins unit when we got back and I wanted to get the art project out of the way before break. So I whipped up this super cool project (with the help of. Pinterest, of course) and got my ...
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Winter Art Projects
Hi everyone, Many of you on Instagram have asked me how we made our art projects this week so I thought I'd share it with everyone here. I saw these ideas on Pinterest and fell in LOVE with them! You can find the tutorial for the reindeer at ARTventure and ...
Many of you on Instagram have asked me how we made our art projects this week so I thought I'd share it with everyone here. I saw these ideas on Pinterest and fell in LOVE with them! You can find the tutorial for the reindeer at ARTventure and the tutorial for the winter paintings is at Art ...
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Classroom Clean Up Made Easy
Kids usually don't make a fuss about clean up time. They love to help their teacher out and they often appreciate a break from sitting at their seat. However, we do sometimes struggle with encouraging our students to clean up the classroom and take responsi...
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Plant Experts
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we're becoming quite the plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. I have some very busy botan...
We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we're becoming quite the plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. I have some very busy botanists in my class!
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EPIC App - FREE Books For iPads
Hi everyone, Have you read my latest blog post over at the Primary Chalkboard yet? Here it is, in case you missed it! I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and t...
I just LOVE finding new apps for our iPads! My students get SO excited when I show them a new app because it keeps them on their toes and they never get bored with the same apps. This week, I was browsing the app store and found this AMAZING tool! Best part? It is FREE for TEACHERS!
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Valentine's Day Centers
Hi everyone, Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? I am SO excited to get my  brand new centers organized for the kids! I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight W...
I made 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers. Here is what I included in my pack: Literacy Centers: Sentence Order ABC Order Sight Words Reading Comprehension Vowel Teams - ea, ee, ai, ay. Math Centers: Number Order - 100 chart. 3D Shapes Two-digit Addition - no regrouping ...
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Elf On The Shelf - Let's Get This Party STARTED!
Hi everyone, Are you getting ready for your elf to appear in your classroom?? I have TWO elves to get ready for and BOY do we know  how much work those little guys can be! I am getting organized a few days early this year and  I made a calendar to keep myse...
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Busy Owls In Grade One!
Hi everyone, I am here today to show you what we have been up to in my class these past 2 weeks.  We have been SUPER busy learning all about owls! This unit was the BEST thing I could have ever introduced to my class! My students are LOVING this theme. They...
This unit was the BEST thing I could have ever introduced to my class! My students are LOVING this theme. They have been so engaged in their learning and are absolutely amazed by owls. There is nothing more satisfying than watching your students completely captivated!
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My name is Valerie and I am a grade one teacher. I have a Bachelors degree in Kindergarten & Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Inclusive Education. I love sharing my ideas and creations with other teachers. Come visit me at All Students Can SHINE Blog!
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